“Our critics on both sides of politics claim the use of the phrase ‘class war’ is anachronistic, but in the face of growing inequality and the push for corporate dominance, the reality is a class war is being waged on ordinary people. One that it is our responsibility to respond to.” With this clarion call, ...more
While the Federal Government has been returned, uncertainty remains over whether it will get its Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) legislation through the new and untried Senate. Its failure to do so previously was a trigger for the election. The Government’s stated aim for restoring the ABCC includes combating unlawful and corrupt activity within ...more
This pre-election Winter issue of the Workplace Review (Volume 7 Part 2) covers the following content: “The CFMEU’s case against the ABCC” – Rita Mallia; “Interns or employees?” – Steven Moore QC; “The future of Australian industrial relations” – Neil Napper; “Green Acres (with apologies to Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor) – domestic service regulation in Australia” – Jeffrey Phillips SC; “What is the future of employee representation?” – Marea Wilson; and “NSW Police Force – Workforce Improvement Program” – Assistant Commissioner Carlene York APM and Kristie Out; as well as the following sections: Focus on South Australia: “Workplace relations developments” – Rick Manuel; Focus on Western Australia: “Employees pick up the bar tab for that final stint of rest and recreation” – Duncan Fletcher and James Parkinson; Interview: “‘A full and happy life’: Brendan O’Connor’s goal for Australia’s workers” – by Craig Ryan; and “Commissioner Roberts retires” – Jeffrey Phillips SC; Work Health and Safety: “It’s not me, it’s you … and other myths about labour hire legal liability in health and safety” – Elana O’Reilly; The Last Word; and Diary.
The Winter 2016 edition of Workplace Review (Vol 7 No 2), out this week, is jam-packed with coverage of the major workplace relations/industrial law issues of this Federal election campaign – the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC), penalty rates, Youth Jobs PaTH are all dealt with – and much more besides! Leading players, practitioners and ...more
Senator Michaelia Cash didn’t pull any punches when she identified the target of the Federal Government’s proposed industrial relations reforms: “militant … radical unions”. Speaking in the current issue of Workplace Review, the new Minister for Employment said the influence of “radical unions has consequences for the entire country in terms of our ability to ...more
(Published in Focus On: Victoria, Vol 3 Pt 4 (Dec 2012) of Workplace Review) By Steven Moore, Barrister In August-September 2012, Victoria was the epicentre of the industrial confrontation which occurred between the CFMEU and the Grocon companies. Although that confrontation was played out at a number of sites in Victoria and elsewhere, its dramatic focus was at ...more